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Weekly round-up

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Wonder of wonders, we’ve had honest-to-goodness snow over here in Blighty! But we didn’t let that slow down our blogging game. You see, we’re just that dedicated to you guys. So we have a new Classics Corner, anime’s lessons in healthy social media use and, as always, our favourite posts from you. But before that, […]

Update: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure live-action film unveils teaser trailer

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Holy rock’n’rollers, at last we have a trailer for the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable movie. It’s only a 30-second teaser, but it shows us the setting of Sitges, Spain that stands in as Morioh and, of course, Kento Yamazaki kicking ass and looking fancy as Josuke Higashikata. This teaser is surprisingly subdued, compared to what […]

Sakurada Reset anime time-travels this spring

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Yutaka Kouno’s light novel Sakurada Reset, a sci-fi fantasy where supernatural powers are the norm, is getting an anime series this spring. The show’s official website revealed the news yesterday, along with the anime’s staff and a teaser visual. Ready for a time-travelling tale from the director of Non Non Biyori and Tanaka-kun is Always Listless? We sure are! Yep, Shinya […]

Review: HaNaYaMaTa

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We all fear a future where we never amount to anything. But when it overwhelms you, it’s the loneliest feeling to bear. Naru Sekiya admits that she is painfully average, playing up to a realism that doesn’t exist in her any more than anyone else. In truth, she idolises fairytale princesses who dazzle away all […]

A Silent Voice anime movie reveals trailer, new cast and previews theme song

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Kyoto Animation’s anime film adaptation of Yoshitoki Oima’s A Silent Voice manga revealed a new visual and trailer on Thursday (July 7th). The video previews the theme song by AIKO, ‘Ai no Shita no wa’ (‘Loving Is’). The film’s official website also revealed new cast with their character designs, making seven additions to the previously announced leads, Osomatsu-san‘s Miyu Irino […]

News: Your Lie in April side-story collection to be published in August

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The July issue of Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Magazine, which hit shelves on Monday (June 6th), revealed that five Your Lie in April side-stories will be published as a collection on August 18th this year. The five one-shot chapters, written and illustrated by the original manga’s author Naoshi Arakawa, were originally bundled with the Japanese Blu-ray and DVD releases of the Your […]

Chihayafuru editor hints that manga is nearing final arc

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The Japanese entertainment news site Comic Natalie invited the Chihayafuru manga’s editor, Emi Miyazawa, for an interview in which he hinted that the story is heading towards its pinnacle point. In that sense, the analogy he used is rather fitting, as he compared the progression of the manga to climbing Mt. Fuji: In the latest […]

20th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize for manga announces its seven nominees

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The Asahi Shimbun newspaper has announced the seven nominees for the 20th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize. The ceremony celebrates and commemorates the work of Osamu Tezuka, the manga hero known for creating Astro Boy/Mighty Atom, Kimba the White Lion/Jungle Emperor, Phoenix and Black Jack, as well as the new works that follow in his daring […]